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    Default 302 FTU Catalina IVB JX423

    Hello All,

    302 FTU Catalina IVB JX423, was lost on 13-1-1945, ferrying, whilst en route to Gibraltar

    The following airmen are listed on GSE/CWGC with a date of death of 13-1-1945, with no unit mentioned (Alpha Order):

    1826591 Sgt James Wilson Blackie COCKBURN RAFVR
    3020033 Sgt James Robert Cockburn DUNS RAFVR
    1324548 Sgt Cyril Frederick EDNAY RAFVR
    1466472 Sgt William George GUNTON RAFVR
    55225 F/O James McGRATH RAF
    1652687 F/Sgt Oswald Charles MOORE RAFVR
    164818 F/O Eric James RENELT RAFVR
    172929 F/O Derek Vernon TURNPENNEY RAFVR
    150147 F/O John Allan WICKSON RAFVR

    All commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

    All the abovementioned, were initially listed in Flight 24 May, 1945, p.569. Cas. Comm. No.506. as Missing. This was later amended in Flight June 13, 1946, p.610. Cas. Comm. No.587, to: Previously Reported Missing, Now Presumed Killed in Action


    Can anyone provide unit/s from GRO RAF War Deaths for the above airmen?

    All help appreciated,

    Col.

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    Re:

    Catalina JX423

    From GRO

    All the airmen listed belonged to 302FTU except
    1826591 Sgt James Wilson Blackie COCKBURN, who was on the charge of 1443Flt

    dg

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    Hi dg,

    Many thanks for going to the trouble of fishing those names out.

    As No.1443 (Ferry Training) Flight was redesignated No.310 FTU on 3-4-1943, I think it a fair presumption that Cockburn was onboard 302 FTU Catalina JX423 on 13-1-1945.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 5th May 2010 at 03:15.

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